Paper Towns was adapted from the popular novel of John Green, the story centers on Quentin Jacobsen an eighteen year old boy living in Orlando Florida and his enigmatic neighbor and secret love Margo Roth Spiegelman.
As children, Quentin and Margo discovered a dead body; an incident that binds them in ways that they do not realize. As they grow up however, they grow apart. Then one day Margo showed up to his window and seek vengeance to her friends and ex-boyfriend with the help of Quentin. After an all-night adventure of the two protagonist through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears leaving traces of cryptic clues behind. The search leads Quentin and his friends on an exhilarating adventure. Eventually, to …show more content…
Cinematic Devices and Effects
1. Identify one example of each of the following shots and describe how the shot affected the presentation of the story told by the film: close-up, medium shot, and long shot.
Paper Towns starts with an extended slow motion sequence for no obvious aesthetic reason at all. Later on in the film, when a clichéd voice-over drowns out all nuance, the main character walks down a school corridor whilst bumping into his high school colleagues in slow-motion. I leave no comment here, as one is not necessary. This affects the presentation for me, because the sudden change of emotion from high energetic Quentin and later on became loss in emotions and perception.
4. How might a director from [name the country in which the class is held or a country that the class has studied] have approached the subject of the